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Ahmed El houssieny

March 10, 2009

The managing director of Cairo based Citadel Capital talks to The Banker about opportunities in the region and the impact of the economic crisis on Egypt’s financial sector. Writer Charlie Corbett.

Cash management moves centre stage in 2009

January 5, 2009

It has been an unprecedented year for the world’s banking industry. Once seen as the drivers of economic growth and prosperity, bankers are regarded by many as pariahs. This image is unfair. The collapse of confidence in the credit markets was driven by the recklessness of a few, but the impact of their actions has sent shock waves across the industry. Cash has become king and, increasingly, banks are looking towards their transaction services teams to drive revenue in 2009. Paul Camp, head of cash management for financial institutions at Deutsche Bank, talks about cash management’s evolution in 2009.

History of a survivor, Ibrahim Dabdoub, group CEO of National Bank of Kuwait

January 5, 2009

Winner of The Banker’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Ibrahim Dabdoub has steered National Bank of Kuwait successfully through many crises, maintaining a balanced operating style and stressing the importance of trust and relationships. Writer Stephen Timewell.

Rising to the payment challenges

January 5, 2009

The European payments landscape is undergoing a period of dramatic transformation as regulatory, infrastructural and commercial pressures force Europe’s payment providers to invest colossal amounts of human and financial resources in new technological and compliance projects.Faced with SEPA, the PSD and UK Faster Payments, the transaction banking business has rarely been busier or more inflamed by competitive pressure.

View from the top

November 3, 2008

David Hodgkinson, group chief operating officer at HSBC, talks about the credit crisis, and how the banking industry is likely to change going forward.

Léo Apotheker

October 6, 2008

Technology can help banks improve business processes and, in turn, prepare them for the many future challenges.

Harald Benink

October 6, 2008

With prompt corrective action procedures in place, banks would be made to recapitalise themselves at a far earlier stage.

René Karsenti

October 6, 2008

If the market meets standards of best practice, there is less need for the authorities to impose draconian new regulations.

Kwadwo Baah-Wiredu

October 6, 2008

Ghana’s economic rebirth could be under threat in 2008 as inflation soars and the county’s fiscal deficit rises. The country’s minister of finance and economic planning talks about how such challenges will be met. Writer Charlie Corbett.

Óscar Iván Zuluaga

October 6, 2008

Óscar Iván Zuluaga has overseen the end of an economic boom and the onset of a period of uncertainty since becoming Colombia’s finance minister in February 2007. The Banker interviewed him at the Finance Ministry in Bogota. Writer Jane Monahan.

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